Chocolate Mousse

Sam recipe

This simple chocolate mousse recipe will satisfy any chocolate craving. It's light and fluffy so you can get away with eating two! It's trying to stop there that's the problem.

Samantha Macfarlane, Alumni Engagement Assistant at Heriot-Watt University
MSc International Business Management with Marketing, 2018


150g dark chocolate (minimum 70%), plus extra for serving

6 egg whites

2 tbsp golden caster sugar

4 tbsp crème fraiche and grated chocolate to serve


1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in a microwaveable bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until just melted.

2. Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks, scatter in the sugar and whisk again until the mixture forms stiff peaks when you lift the whisk out (around 30 seconds).

3. Add a big tablespoon of the egg white to the melted chocolate and mix vigorously, working fast so the chocolate doesn't cool and harden.

4. Then fold in the remaining egg whites carefully using a spatula or large metal spoon. Spoon into 4 glasses and set in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

5. Serve each with a dollop of crème fraiche and shavings of dark chocolate.